A loan of $600 helped buy pants, shirts, children's clothes, skirts, and other things.


Silvia Elena's story

Silvia is originally from the city of Estelí and is 36 years old. She is a single mother and has one son. She is a businesswoman and has a clothing store. She started in this line of work by working in her aunt's store and her father gave her some financial support that allowed her to start her own business.

Currently, her store is well stocked with many kinds of clothing. Her goal is to expand her business as soon as possible and save up so she can have a relaxed retirement.

She is asking for a loan to buy pants, shirts, children's clothes, skirts, and other things. In this way, she will be able to offer new, unique merchandise. She believes that the loan will help her out a lot, since she will be able to diversify her wares and increase her sales. Her plans for the future include hiring street vendors to work in different parts of the country.

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Translated from Spanish by Kiva volunteer Patrick Bales


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